Dec 22, 2012 8:00pm PST
been somebody who wants to do these jobs. foreign policy is my passion and yet, actually, i'm also a mother, and i want to be at home for the last firch year five y children are at home, and it was hard for me to admit that to myself, but in the end, i had to recognize both as a matter of need and want that my life was going to go in a different direction than i always expected it would and i had to listen to that, and i had to, in the ent, kind of say, wow, maybe i'm not quite the same person i thought i was, but i know this is the right thing for me to do. >> what was your most important job in relation to balancing it as a role as a mother? >> it was just that sense where so often you know, particularly my oldest son really needed me home. needed us both there, and i was in another place. and i could not do anything about that. i think that is true for millions of parents and certainly millions of women, and i realized the stress was just overwhelming of knowing that i had a child who really did need me and i couldn't respond. i couldn't live up to that responsibility. >> after
Dec 22, 2012 2:00pm PST
's fair to say that few individuals know as many presidents and prime ministers or grasp our foreign policies as firmly as john kerry. and this makes him a perfect choice to guide american diplomacy in the years ahead. >> now senate republicans are not expected to oppose senator kerry's nomination. republicans were the ones, in fact, who suggested that john kerry be nominated in the first place, rather than u.n. ambassador susan rice, who the republicans did not want in the job, and who they pressured into removing her name from consideration for the job. the john kerry as secretary of state announcement now ends speculation on who will fill that one seat in the president's cabinet. but of course, it does set off immediately a new round of speculation about some other job questions like, for example, who will become the senator from massachusetts to replace john kerry? who gets it on an interim basis, and who goes on to run in the special election for that seat to hold it on a long-term basis. everybody in massachusetts now is saying that republican scott brown will run on his party'
Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm PST
attack in benghazi injected foreign policy into the race. >> justice will be done. >> reporter: a week later, the campaign shifted again to the hidden cram ra video of romney's comments on the 47% and an instant obama attack ad. number four, among the year's biggest moments. >> there are 47% of him who are with him. >> reporter: the gop needed a breakout moment and got one at number three. the debates and president obama's lackluster performance in the first face-off put romney back in the hunt. the president would have to redeem himself and polls show that he did. >> i said if i got bin laden in our sights, i would take that shot. >> reporter: but at number two came the mother of october surprises. sandy. the devastating superstorm put much of the nation's focus on the president's handling of the crisis. and the high marks he received from a top romney surrogate, new jersey governor, chris christie. >> i can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and passion for our state. >> reporter: polls show the race moving towards the president who won handedly. >> this is he elec